Learn to Spin!

Hand Spinning & Finishing - Hand spin your own locally sourced, pure wool yarn 

NEW DATES COMING SOON

A beginner’s workshop for those who have never tried the pure bliss of spinning their own yarn on a drop spindle.  Includes all materials and tuition in basic hand spinning and finishing techniques. 

With all materials and a drop spindle supplied during this workshop you will spin and then finish your very own ball of pure wool yarn.  We source our Ryeland fleece on Gower and what better setting for spinning your unique yarn than the Woollen Mill at the Gower Heritage Centre.

Drop spindles have been used in hand spinning for centuries and are incredibly versatile and widely used by hand spinners today.

Why not come along, meet us, and experience a full day of relaxed spinning and we reckon by the end, you’ll be hooked!  We will teach you the skills to be able to produce your own hand spun yarn at home.

Maximum of 4 people per tutor.  Maximum 8 spaces available.

What’s Included:

-          Drop Spindle for use during the workshop

-          Carded Ryland Wool OR a vegan alternative upon request

-          Equipment to allow you to finish your yarn and wind into a ball.

-          Refreshments (tea & coffee)

 £50 per person

Make Your Own Yarn - an evening introduction courtesy of Sew Swansea at Elysium studios in the centre of Swansea  NEW DATES COMING SOON

A  workshop offering an introduction to the drop spindle.  For those who have never tried the pure bliss of spinning their own yarn on a drop spindle but fancy an introduction to get them started.  We include a drop spindle for use during the workshop as well as either pure wool or a vegan alternative fibre to have a go with.  

An ideal course if you fancy an introduction but cannot commit to our full day course in spinning & finishing.

We source our Ryeland fleece on Gower and process it ready for spinning ourselves.

Drop spindles have been used in hand spinning for centuries and are incredibly versatile and widely used by hand spinners today.

Why not come along, meet us, and experience an evening of relaxed spinning at Elysium Studios courtesy of Sew Swansea and we reckon by the end, you’ll be hooked!  

Maximum of 4 people per tutor.  Maximum 8 spaces available.

What’s Included:

-          Drop Spindle for use during the workshop

-          Carded Ryland Wool or a vegan alternative

-          Refreshments (tea & coffee)

-          A relaxed environment to have a go at a new skill

 

£35 per person

 

A Woolly Spinning Taster Session using drop spindles and a spinning wheel   NEW DATES COMING SOON

A taster session rather than a workshop as such, this session is designed to show you the wonderful opportunities there are to create fantastic things with wool!

As supporters of the Campaign For Wool we would love you to come along, see our mill and have a try using drop spindles and our spinning wheels as well as other fibre preparation equipment.  All equipment and materials are supplied and we will show you different fibres and different techniques that you can use to process fleece into yarn.

 

What’s Included:

-          Drop spindle & spinning wheel for use during the workshop

-          Demonstrations using wool combs 

-          Carded Ryland Wool or a vegan alternative

-          Refreshments (tea & coffee)

-          A relaxed environment to have a go at a new skill

 

£35 per person

 

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Classes in wool processing, carding, dyeing, spinning, weaving & textile work